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Baseball: Rangers gamble on minor league deal with Ramirez

Controversial slugger Manny Ramirez, who left Taiwan's EDA Rhinos last month to pursue a possible return to Major League Baseball, could get his chance with the Texas Rangers. The Rangers inked Ramirez to a minor-league contract on Wednesday. The 41-year-old dreadlocked Dominican was expected to arrive in Texas on Thursday and report to the Rangers' minor league affiliate Round Rock. "It's a no-risk flyer in a lot of ways," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said in comments posted on an mlb.com blog. "Our history, we like giving guys second chances.

Baseball: Ramirez quits Taiwan

American baseball legend Manny Ramirez quit Taiwan's EDA Rhinos Wednesday, breaking local fans' hearts just three-months after joining the team despite being the highest paid player in the league's history. The 12-time All-Star had boosted attendance in the island's once-struggling Chinese Professional Baseball League as well as hitting the second-highest number of home-runs in the season so far. But the former Red Sox slugger, who retired from Major League Baseball in 2011 following a drug-suspension,

Baseball: Ramirez opts out of Taiwan's EDA Rhinos

American baseball legend Manny Ramirez quit Taiwan's EDA Rhinos Wednesday, breaking local fans' hearts just three-months after joining the team despite being the highest paid player in the league's history. The 12-time All-Star had boosted attendance in the island's once-struggling Chinese Professional Baseball League as well as hitting the second-highest number of home-runs in the season so far. But the former Red Sox slugger, who retired from Major League Baseball in 2011 following a drug-suspension,

Baseball: Red Sox star Ramirez loses on debut in Taiwan

Former Boston Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez left a capacity crowd of 20,000 fans disappointed on his debut in Taiwan on Wednesday as his team were edged 9-8 in extra-innings. Ramirez joined the newly founded baseball team EDA Rhinos earlier this month, becoming the best known former Major League Baseball (MLB) heavyweight to play in Taiwan's Chinese Professional Baseball League. The Dominican-born player went two from six at the plate, hitting two singles which failed to have any significent impact on the game's conclusion.

Baseball: Ex-Boston slugger Ramirez heads to Taiwan

Former Boston Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez has joined Taiwanese outfit EDA Rhinos in a major boost to the island's favourite sport, the team said on Tuesday. Ramirez, who slugged 555 home runs with a .312 batting average in his Major League Baseball (MLB) career, was greeted by scores of cheering fans late Monday at the airport in the southern city of Kaohsiung.

Baseball: Taiwan team in talks with ex-Boston slugger

Former Boston Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez has been holding talks about playing for a Taiwanese professional baseball team in the spring season, the team's leading coach said Wednesday. "Discussions between our team and Mr Ramirez's agent have been underway for a while, and it seems that everything is pretty smooth," Hsu Sheng-ming of the EDA Rhinos, based in the southern city of Kaohsiung, told AFP. He declined to comment on media reports that the 40-year-old star, twice upset by drugs scandals, is simultaneously seeking contracts from teams in the the US Major Leagues.

Baseball-Manny Ramirez to sign with Taiwanese team - report

Feb 27 (The Sports Xchange) - Former major-league slugger Manny Ramirez has a verbal agreement to sign with the EDA Rhinos of the China Professional League, according to ESPNDeportes.com. An agreement won't be final until March 7, the report said, and Ramirez has until then to sign with an MLB team. "It will be a new experience, experience another culture while I keep doing what I love and all I've done in my life, playing baseball," Ramirez told the website.
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